Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Beautiful Life Of Jesus

What’s not to like about the life of Jesus?  “The word became flesh and dwelt among us and we beheld His glory…”  (John 1:14).

The fleshly life of Jesus was GLORIOUS!  His life on earth is the perfect expression love. His whole life was a living sacrifice to God and in the end He was willing to die on the cross so that we could be saved.

We are to follow His example.  In our class we plan to (1) observe how Jesus lived and then  (2) challenge ourselves to be like Him, as we are commanded.  We hope you will join us!

There is a popular book entitled, “They Like Jesus, But Not The Church” and I believe the sentiments have some merit.  But we can’t dismiss the church – the church is a part of God’s plan.   But the real goal of Christianity is to make us like Jesus. If we are truly “like Christ” all of our duties (including church)  will naturally fall into place.

Question: What is the appeal of the “we like Jesus but not the church” movement?


Filed under Incarnation, Jesus, New Testament

New Study Begins July 4

In His Steps Small






In a few days we will begin a new “online / in classroom” study entitled In His Steps. It is a study of the Christian’s obligation to follow the example of Jesus. “For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps” (1 Peter 1:21).

Lessons will be posted on this website on Mondays and Tuesdays starting July 4.  The articles will encourage sharing your thoughts and questions.

On Wednesdays we will review each week’s lessons at 7 pm at Lakeshore Church of Christ in Jacksonville.  Everyone is invited to participate in either of these opportunities!

Following Jesus example is what being a Christian is all about!  We will be studying how He reacted to certain situations and then considering how we can be like Him. We invite you to join us as we pursue these goals!


What to do:

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